tummy tuck


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tummy tuck

n. Informal
Abdominoplasty.

tummy tuck

A procedure in which a large horizontal ellipse or wedge of skin and fat is excised from the anterior lower abdomen, and an upper abdominal flap is stretched to the suprapubic incision and sewn in place; the umbilicus is exteriorised through an incision in the flap at the proper level. In 2008, 100,000 procedures were performed at an average cost of $8,500

tummy tuck

Abdominoplasty Cosmetic surgery A procedure in which a large horizontal ellipse of skin and fat is excised from the anterior lower abdomen, and an upper abdominal flap is stretched to the suprapubic incision and sewn in place; the umbilicus is exteriorized through an incision in the flap at the proper level Raison d'etre Vanity Cost $4100 Number procedures 2000 58,000. See Cosmetic surgery.

tum·my tuck

(tŭm'ē tŭk)
Colloquial usage for abdominoplasty (q.v.).
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